WVU not only signed two native WV players on National Signing Day, they also added three home grown talents as Preferred Walk-ons.
The scholarship players that signed LOIs with WVU were:
- DB Deamonte Lindsay 6-2 190 Martinsburg, WV
- DE Stone Wolfley 6-4 240 Morgantown, WV
The players added to WVU’s roster as Preferred Walk-ons are:
- QB/TE Justin Cogar 6-4 220 Clear Fork, WV
- LB Troy Lilly 6-2 220 Beckley, WV
- RB Brady Watson 5-8 190 Ridgeley, WV
All three of these young men have the opportunity and potential to earn a scholarship. Just because Cogar, Lilly, and Watson didn’t have stars beside their names, does not mean they lack the talent to play division I football.
Nearly every year at least one Preferred Walk-on is awarded a scholarship. The videos of these young men show each has the potential to earn playing time.
Justin Cogar will likely be used at tight end, since WVU has several QBs on the roster including five scholarship players. Cogar is athletic with good hands and speed.
Troy Lilly could challenge for playing time at linebacker with his size, quickness, and a nose for the ball.
With WVU not signing a running back in this year’s recruiting class, Brady Watson could eventually work himself into the mix of RBs. When you watch Watson on film, you see a downhill runner taking on defenders and breaking tackles.
All three of these talented young men have the potential to put pressure on the scholarship players in front of them, and their desire to play is as strong as anyone.